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Solution Architect

UK Research and Innovation

Location: Swindon
Salary: £50,702 to £56,336 per annum. Grade: UKRI F
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 7th February 2022
Job Ref: 2200000H

Interviews:  Week commencing 21st February 2022

Purpose of the role

The Architecture team are part of the Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) directorate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Corporate services. The team is responsible for building, delivering, and iterating the digital, data and technology services used by UKRI in pursuit of their organisational goals. DDaT is an enabler in UKRI, where nine councils are transforming to represent one large organisation responsible for driving research and innovation across the UK economy. The services are core to providing a modern and enabling interface between DDaT and its internal and external stakeholders.

As a Solution Architect, you will design, review, interpret and respond to detailed business requirements (including non-functional requirements), ensuring that your domain can technically deliver business needs. You will take responsibility for a specific area of specialisation and its interdependencies with the other domains and services, whilst feeding into the Enterprise Architecture roadmap. You will oversee the development, testing, and implementation of technical solutions, reporting on delivery commitments to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed timeframes.

Essential Experience Required:

We are looking for candidates with proven and substantial expertise in:

  • Defining requirements in an agile development framework based on user needs, from vision to epics to user stories and tasks
  • Identifying opportunities for service and business improvement, pinpointing opportunities to allow organisations like UKRI to perform more effectively
  • Justifying domain investment, ideally knowing the GDS spend approval process
  • Specifying requirements from both a business and user perspective to enable agreed changes to be implemented effectively
  • Identifying, analysing and managing relationships with processes and people related to your domain. 
  • Communicate with stakeholders clearly and regularly, clarifying mutual needs and commitments through consultation and consideration of impacts whilst focusing on user needs
  • An architect on an enterprise-scale cloud computing platform using Agile methodology.

Qualifications

  • Educated to Degree-level or equivalent
  • TOGAF or SAFe or Agile Architecture qualification.

What We Offer

Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

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